Re: Is this a satellite or a meteor?

From: Patrice Scattolin via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org>
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 22:59:31 -0500
Apparently CUTE-1 is OSCAR-55? https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/CUTE-1

There is no magnitude associated with it though. Anyone has any 
observations or a guess at magnitude?


On 12/20/2016 10:28 AM, George Roberts via Seesat-l wrote:
> Does cubesat-oscar 55 cross jupiter at that time from that location?  
> cute-I does:
>
> http://heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=44.67&lng=-73.74&loc=Monreal&alt=21&tz=EST&satid=27844&mjd=57741.4671985305&type=V 
>
>
> By the way, the lat/lon is a little off as I doubt the observer was in 
> the middle of a river which explains why it misses jupiter by a small 
> amount according to heavens-above.
>
> - George
>
> On 12/19/2016 8:37 PM, Mark Robinson via Seesat-l wrote:
>> On 20/12/16 12:58, Patrice Scattolin via Seesat-l wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>   Do you guys think this is a satellite or a meteor:
>>>
>>>           https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyNUifD0aC4
>>>
>>> Date:
>>> 2016-12-19
>>> 06h14 EST
>>> 11h14 ut
>>> coords : 45.67, -73.74
>>>
>>> The following has been suggested:
>>> CubeSat-OSCAR 55
>>> but that seems to be awfully small to be that bright of an object.
>>>
>>> What do you guys thing?
>>
>> My calculations, which are notoriously inaccurate, suggest an 
>> observed angular velocity in the order of 0.08 degrees per second. 
>> Way too slow for a meteor.
>>
>> Without compensating for earth radius of observer position I get an 
>> observed angular velocity for CUTE-1 of around 0.06 degrees per 
>> second, which is pretty close considering my maths. 
>
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